Regardless of how you feel about Lil Wayne reportedly selling Drake and Nicki Minaj's masters for $100 million, or his opinion on the "Weezy effect" when it comes to his influence on today's rappers — in his words, "They all look like me" — overall the Young Money head honcho's heart is usually in the right place. His latest move in New Orleans proved that notion even further, as he's arranging a special holiday toy drive for youth in his hometown of Hollygrove.
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In addition to toys for the toddlers, Wayne is also adding blankets and coats into the mix as well since this new winter solstice has been slowly making it brick city throughout many parts of the United States. "NEW ORLEANS!!!!! On behalf of @youngmoney, myself and my bro @mackmaine4president have partnered with @phase3bodyshop to do our part to ensure that the children of Hollygrove and surrounding areas have a Merry Christmas no matter their circumstances at home this year," Weezy wrote to his 13 million followers on Instagram, also adding to the caption, "I know 2020 has been a rough year for most but I’m praying tomorrow will at least put a smile on the faces of some of the local youth in New Orleans. Please make sure you pull up tomorrow!ðð¾ Happy holidays!!! ð¤ð¾"
This makes for a great move by the rap legend, which will hopefully make the GRAMMYs show him more love. Wayne recently questioned the respect he gets from the Recording Academy after not being involved or invited to the upcoming awards ceremony in 2021. We understand his gripe, but who needs recognition or support from the industry when you're doing charitable efforts like this for the community — the people of New Orleans will always hold you down, Weezy!
Check out the flyer and full message that Lil Wayne posted on IG below, and pull up today (Dec 23) if you're in the Hollygrove area: